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Megyn: Media Misrepresented Jan. 6, Made To Look ‘Much Worse Than It Actually Was’

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Journalist and commentator Megyn Kelly said the media misrepresented the January 6 riot at the U. S. Capitol to attack supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Kelly accused the media of malpractice during Monday’s episode of her podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” while interviewing comedian Chrissie Mayr. Mayr attended the rally then President Trump held before the riot, and she was near the Capitol as it stormed.

As the host and comedian began discussing January 6, Mayr said that the rally she witnessed was nothing like what was portrayed by the media. Describing her experience of the Trump rally beforehand, Mayr said: “It was, like, mostly the most chill thing ever. It was like people had blankets and picnics and families and costumes.”

Kelly then broke in to say that the media has used the riot to generalize all Trump supporters as those few who stormed the U. S. Capitol.

“There’s no question the media represented this as so much worse than it actually was,” Kelly said. She then went on to describe and condemn the actions inside the Capitol taken by those who stormed it.

“We’ve all seen the video of people screaming in the face of cops and being totally disparaging and defecating on the floor of the U. S. Capitol,” Kelly said. “And lawmakers were understandably afraid, you know? Not like [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)], ‘I need therapy for the rest of my life’ afraid. But I could understand it, and I didn’t like seeing it at all.”

“That’s our Capitol. Get the hell out of there. Have some respect. Don’t threaten the cops, screw you,” Kelly continued. “The MAGA crowd is supposed… (Read more)